montane


mon·tane

adjective \ˌmän-ˈtān, ˈmän-ˌ\

Definition of MONTANE

1
:  of, relating to, growing in, or being the biogeographic zone of relatively moist cool upland slopes below timberline dominated by large coniferous trees
2
:  of, relating to, or made up of montane plants or animals

Origin of MONTANE

Latin montanus of a mountain — more at mountain
First Known Use: 1863

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